The Green Springs fire department responded to a fuel spill Sunday afternoon in Flag Run Creek.
Fire chief Greg Lowe said the substance, which appeared to be similar to a diesel fuel, was running through the creek for approximately a half-mile. He said it appeared the fuel was coming from a storm sewer, but a specific source had not yet been identified. A couple potential sources were being considered late Sunday afternoon, he said.
The fuel was traveling into Sandusky County, he said, but was believed to have been contained by late in the afternoon with dikes that had been placed in the creek.
Lowe said a Seneca County HAZMAT crew, as well as Dan Stahl, director of Seneca County EMA, had responded to the scene with the Green Springs fire department.
Lowe said personnel from the Environmental Protection Agency were expected to arrive at the spill later on Sunday to help assess the situation and determine the source of the fuel. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources also was to respond, since the leak was in a water source, Lowe said.
Lowe said once the source was determined, the EPA would manage the cleanup effort with the cooperation of whomever was responsible for the spill.
Lowe said the spill was first reported Sunday afternoon by a neighbor who noticed the substance in the creek.